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Title: Sensitivity analysis of reflector types and impurities in 10 MW MTR type nuclear research reactor
Authors: Khattab, K
Khamis, I
Keywords: Nuclear research reactor
Sensitivity
Reflector
Neutronics model
IAEA
Issue Date: Jun-2007
Publisher: CSIR
IPC CodeG21C
Abstract: The 2-D and 3-D neutronics models for 10 MW nuclear research reactor of MTR type have been developed and presented in this paper. Our results agree very well with the results of seven countries mentioned in the IAEA-TECDOC-233. To study the effect of reflector types on the reactor effective multiplication factor, five types of reflectors such as pure beryllium, beryllium, heavy water, carbon and water are selected for this study. The pure beryllium is found to be the most efficient reflector in this group. The effect of the most important impurities, which exist on the beryllium reflector such as iron, silicon and aluminium on the reactor multiplication factor, have been analyzed as well. It is found that the iron impurity affects the reactor multiplication factor the most compared to silicon and aluminium impurities.
Page(s): 491-495
ISSN: 0019-5596
Source:IJPAP Vol.45(06) [June 2007]

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